I posted this in the main section of Health Unlocked, but I just found out about this community and I hoped someone here could help.
I have a chronic pain condition in both feet that none of the doctors can diagnose. The treatments they have tried did nothing -- some of them even injured me permanently. Right now, after living with crippling pain for twenty years, I am having a night, not the first one, when I am out of my mind with pain. Nothing helps. I want to bang my head on the wall and scream. Sitting here playing computer games, listening to youtube, none of it cuts the mustard. I am getting worse by the hour.
I don't expect an answer really. But maybe someone else has experienced this and can respond with some ideas?
My feet both hurt. Not in a fixed location, except usually my toes are worst, but not always. The left one usually hurts more. They always hurt so much it is unpleasant to stand or walk. Over the course of the day it gets worse. If I stand, walk, or move my feet around, the pain becomes terrible -- but not immediately. Foot exercises result in agony that starts an hour later and goes on for days. Walking on a hard surface such as a cement floor hurts almost immediately. So I pay for even a brief walk through the grocery store. Same thing if a doctor manipulates my feet. I even have to be careful what kind of socks I wear. I tried a new brand, and within 30 minutes it was as if someone had poured sulfuric acid on my feet.
Weird thing is, I cannot tell how much I am hurting myself while I am walking, or standing, or whatever. The terrible increase in pain comes an hour or two later. As I said, I have been to numerous doctors and had all sorts of tests, but no one has any idea what's wrong.
This all showed up with no warning about twenty years ago. I had three years of crawling on the floor because the pain was so bad. Then the pain receded, I have no idea why, and I could usually walk about, but hurting. Now I'm heading back to the time when it is so bad I can't function, period.
No pills I have ever taken for pain do anything.
I lost my independence when this first happened. I lost my life. Now I sit on my butt and waste what's left of it, or go ahead and do a few things, and pay for my choice later with agony.
Can anyone help?